Crab ‘n Bacon Pepper Sliders: Guest Post by It’s Yummi #SeafoodWeek

Crab 'n Bacon Pepper Sliders by It's Yummi featured on Cravings of a Lunatic | Perfect little crab and bacon stuffed peppers.

Sweet bell peppers are filled with cream cheese, bacon, and crab, then topped with crispy pork rinds and baked until golden and bubbly.  Welcome to Week #2, Day 4 of Seafood Week. I have some of my very best blogging buddies guest posting for me so I can take some time off. It's my daughter's first week of summer vacation so we're pretty much lounging about and being lazy all week. It's been a long time coming, university does not leave much time for hanging out with the 'rents. So we make … [Read more...]

Shrimp and Asparagus Biryani: Guest Post by Curry and Comfort #SeafoodWeek

Shrimp and Asparagus Biryani by Curry and Comfort featured on Cravings of a Lunatic

Amazing recipe for Shrimp and Asparagus Biryani. You're going to be wanting thirds with this one! Welcome to Week #2 and Day 3 of Seafood Week. I'm enjoying a little time off with my daughter this week. University finishes up way earlier than grade or high school. So my kids are done classes now. B-Dude will stay out west for the summer, he still has 2 years of school left. No point giving up an awesome apartment for the summer and have to scout out a new one for fall. Mini-me lives at home … [Read more...]

Cajun Crab: Guest Post by Rants from My Crazy Kitchen #SeafoodWeek

Cajun Crab: Guest Post by Rants from My Crazy Kitchen on Cravings of a Lunatic

Flavourful but simple spicy and buttery crab perfect for a special occasion dinner! Welcome to Week 2 and Day 2 of Seafood Week. When I do a thing I do it all the way! Seafood Week was dreamed up from laziness. No really. It's totally true. I wanted some time off work and asked some of my blogging peeps to guest post for me. I had so many amazing seafood-loving friends that I had enough posts for two weeks off. Score! So what am I doing this week? I'd like to say I'm building the "mason jar … [Read more...]

Stuffed Clams – Palourdes Farcies: Guest Post by Try Anything Once #SeafoodWeek

Stuffed Clams - Palourdes Farcies: Guest Post by Try Anything Once | Featured on Cravings of a Lunatic

Herb stuffed clams make the perfect appetizer, or you can serve with pasta as the main course. Leftover butter can be spread onto baguette and baked in the oven. Today kicks off another week of Seafood Recipes on the blog. My daughter and I are both allergic to shellfish so it's not something you see much of here. This was a nice way for me to have seafood without any of the side effects. It's a win for you, and for me. The perk of guest posts is getting to ask your friends to come over to … [Read more...]

Raspberry Fool | Guest Post for Katie’s Cucina

Raspberry Fool | This fool recipe is simple to put together, yet complex in taste. You are going to love this one. It will become a family favourite!

Super easy and quick to make. This fool recipe is simple to put together, yet complex in taste. You are going to love this one. It will become a family favourite! Okay, so you know I'm totally addicted to mini desserts at this point. It's gotten really out of control. I wish I could care, but look at these things. They are so adorable that I doubt anyone could resist their charms. I have an office I do all my blog work in. It's basically a small spare bedroom that is now my blog room. I have … [Read more...]

Sea Bass with Tomatoes, Olives and Capers: Guest Post by That Skinny Chick Can Bake #SeafoodWeek

Sea Bass with Tomatoes, Olives and Capers | Guest Post by That Skinny Chick Can Bake | Simple, classic and easy to prepare!

This Sea Bass with Tomatoes, Olives and Capers is sure to delight your guests. It's simple, classic and absolutely perfect for any occasion.  Today's special guest is one of my favourite people in the whole wide world. Yes, that is a grand statement. It also happens to be incredibly true. I adore Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake. She is one of my dearest friends in life. Our friendship goes beyond blogging, and I consider her part of our family. Liz is just good people. There's no other way … [Read more...]

Saganaki Shrimp: Guest Post by Crumb #SeafoodWeek

Saganaki Shrimp by Crumb | Guest Post on Cravings of a Lunatic | A must make dinner idea for Seafood Lovers!

Succulent shrimp, saucy tomatoes, bold Mediterranean spices and briny feta all baked together until bubbly and melty and delicious. Welcome to Day 5 of Seafood Week. This week has been a blast. I've loved seeing all my bloggy friends share their seafood recipes with my readers. Today's special guest is Isabelle fo Crumb. She is a very dear friend of mine. Izz is a supremely talented cook plus she's wickedly funny which you all know I love. She's also my foodie adventure buddy. I love to take … [Read more...]

Braised Salmon with Mushrooms, Potato Purée and Watercress: Guest Post by Crazy Foodie Stunts #SeafoodWeek

Braised Salmon with Mushrooms, Potato Purée and Watercress by Crazy Foodie Stunts

Braised Salmon with Mushrooms, Potato Purée and Watercress, this recipe is spectacular. A bit of work but totally worth the effort. Try it for yourself! Today I have the distinct pleasure of welcoming my good friend DB back to Cravings of a Lunatic. DB blogs at Crazy Foodie Stunts, and is a very dear friend of mine. I adore this man's perspective on food so very much. He is constantly challenging himself to try new things, and explore new culinary worlds. I really dig that about DB. You may … [Read more...]

One Hour Bread Recipe: Burning Down The Kitchen with Cookistry

One Hour Bread Recipe | Cravings of a Lunatic | Crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. It will become a family favourite!

This bread recipe can made in one hour, but don't let that fool you. It's delicious, crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. It will become a family favourite! I am pleased as punch to welcome you to another edition of Burning Down The Kitchen. It's a series near and dear to my heart. One where I get to know my blogging friends a little better, and have the pleasure of sharing that experience with my readers. Today I have the distinct honour of sharing an interview with a very … [Read more...]

Kalua Pulled Pork Pizza| Burning Down The Kitchen with Try Anything Once

Pulled Pork Pizza | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super easy to make and very versatile.

This Pulled Pork Pizza has a Hawaiian flair. The topping is Kalua Pulled Pork made in a slow cooker. Super easy to make and very versatile.  Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to Dionne of Try Anything Once. Dionne is one of my blogging besties, and it goes well beyond blogging. She is a friend anyone would be lucky to have. I had a rough month last month, Dionne and two of my other besties got together to send me some flowers to cheer me up. I was so floored they would take the … [Read more...]

Crème Brûlée: Guest Post for Crazy Foodie Stunts

Crème Brûlée | That first crack into the sugar top is the best sound in the world. The taste is out of this world!

Classic Crème Brûlée recipe that you would think is complicated, but it's far easier than you think. Give it a whirl and you'll be so happy you tried it.  That first crack into the sugar top is the best sound in the world. Honestly, you tap the top and then all you will hear is the sound of all your guests ohhing and ahhing and making happy sounds. The taste is out of this world! It is so hard to explain to people who have never tried it. … [Read more...]

Pink Lemonade No Bake Cheesecakes | Burning Down The Kitchen with The Messy Baker

Pink Lemonade No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super easy to make and absolutely scrumptious to devour.

Super easy to make and absolutely scrumptious to devour. These will have you stealing them from your family members! Okay I have pink lemonade on the brain right now. I am completely addicted to everything pink lemonade. It's a serious problem. Luckily it's a problem that tastes good. So I'm not feeling overly bad about the whole thing one little bit. I made Pink Lemonade Hand Pies yesterday. They were the bomb. Next up is a Pink Lemonade frozen treat that's going to make you scream, "I … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Brownies: Guest Post for Love and Confections

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Brownies | Cravings of a Lunatic | Fudgey, ooey, gooey chocolate brownies topped with peanut butter and tons of chocolate!

Fudgey, ooey, gooey chocolate brownies topped with peanut butter and tons of chocolate! I swear I'm such a chocolate fanatic. I can never get enough of it. The only thing better than chocolate is chocolate combined with peanut butter. It's a match made in heaven. … [Read more...]

Bucatini All’Amatriciana: Burning Down The Kitchen with Crazy Foodie Stunts

Bucatini all'Amatriciana | Cravings of a Lunatic | Simple recipe for classic pasta that will rock your world.

Simple recipe for classic pasta that will rock your world. Full of flavour yet easy to make. You're going to love this one! Okay seriously man, look at that cheese raining down over the pasta. This dish made my tummy super happy. It's a really versatile dish, you can make it easier by using pre-made pasta sauce or you can simmer San Marzano tomatoes down to make your own. It's a total classic that is full of flavour, yet surprising easy to make. Which works for me. I love easy recipes, it … [Read more...]

Vegan Sloppy Black-Eyed Peas | Vegan Slow Cooking #Review and #Giveaway

Sloppy Black Eyed Peas | Cravings of a Lunatic | This is a wonderful slow cooker recipe for Vegan Sloppy Joes. It's a real crowd please

Wonderful New Orleans inspired Sloppy Joe Recipe from the cookbook, Vegan Slow Cooking by Kathy Hester. This recipe is Vegan, Soy-Free, Oil-Free, and can be made GF as well. Plus it's just plain delicious and will make you taste buds super happy! My friend Kathy Hester is an amazing cook. She's also a very talented cookbook author. Yesterday I featured Kathy's recipe for Lentil Quinoa Bolognese Sauce from her cookbook, The Great Vegan Bean Book. It was a hit, and there's a giveaway over … [Read more...]

Mini Gingerbread House Hot Chocolate Mug Perches: Guest Post for In Katrina’s Kitchen

Mini Gingerbread House Hot Chocolate Mug Perches | Cravings of a Lunatic

Cute little mini gingerbread houses that fit on the edge of mugs. Perfect for the holidays! Aren't these adorbs? I flipping love these things. They make me super happy. … [Read more...]

Lunatic Loves | November Edition

November Recap from Cravings of a Lunatic

November was fabulous. Looking forward to a fun-filled December! November comes to a close, and December looms. I am not a big fan of the cold weather that comes with December. I love being a Canuck, but I need to be honest here, I hate winter. I feel like I was born in the wrong place. Somehow I think I was misplaced from Hawaii. Life man, it's just not fair some days. The one good thing about cold weather is cold weather food. I tend to do a ton of roasting and braising. I adore anything … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Bonanza Ice Cream | KitchenAid Ice Cream Attachment Review

Peanut Butter Bonanza Ice Cream | Cravings of a Lunatic | Simple, no egg recipe for vanilla ice cream packed with peanut butter and chocolate!

This (no egg) ice cream recipe is chock full of peanut butter and chocolate goodies. It's sure to satisfy even the most discerning peanut butter fans appetite. I mean the name alone says it all, Peanut Butter Bonanza Ice Cream. You're welcome! There's just some ice cream flavours that make me go weak in the knees. Peanut Butter is one of them. Toss in some chocolate with that peanut butter and it's a marriage made in heaven. Not one of those hollywood weddings, but a real marriage that stands … [Read more...]

Lunatic Loves | October Edition

October Recap Collage for Cravings of a Lunatic

I hope everyone is having a fabulous Halloween filled with laughter and lots of candy. Looking back on October I realize you must be wondering why I've barely posted. I'm usually a postaholic. This month and last month were very slow. I apologize for that. Life happens and sometimes work takes a back seat. Everything is okay. It's just been a hectic couple of months. Hubs is adjusting to the new job. Mini-me has been crazy busy with school and various projects. B-Dude moved into a new … [Read more...]

Lunatic Loves September Edition

September Recap | Cravings of a Lunatic

Hey folks. I thought I'd start posting a lunatic loves post once a month. Sort of a what I've been up to all month type of deal. I used to do them once a week but I just don't post as much as I used to. Although that may change with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up. Some quick life updates: Me: Busy with work. I love my job. Who knew I'd grow up to play with my food for a living. For anyone who may not be aware I also have a new grilling site called Kiss My Smoke. I love to … [Read more...]